Hottest Kitchen Design Trends for 2018
We all want our homes to be the reflection of who we are and what we love, which is why we invest so much time and money in design and décor. While it isn’t too difficult to decorate one’s living room or bedroom, when it comes to kitchens it’s a whole different matter. While it’s necessary for a kitchen to have certain elements such as sink, stove, and fridge, you still have plenty of room for improvisation and expressing yourself, and kitchen designs for the upcoming year prove that.
Say hello to quartz
Marble countertops have been around for so long that it comes as a genuine surprise that people are replacing them. Still, if you’re looking for the next hot trend, opt for quartz countertops as it seems that it’s number one product in the market today. Not only is it durable and fresh, but it offers a variety of finish options which will allow you to have a great looking kitchen with modern counter tops which will go well with everything.
Open up the space
There used to be an unwritten rule that kitchen and the rest of the home have to be separated, but times are changing. Today, it’s not uncommon for a kitchen to open to the rest of the home, which is great for those who like to socialize while preparing food. Instead of having a wall which separates the kitchen from the living room, kitchen islands become the centre of the room and allow you to prepare food while others sit around, drink wine and chat.
Make it shine
Remember that stainless steel will never ever go out of style, and when it comes to appliances, utensils, as well as sinks and various details, stainless steel is a safe and stylish choice. The following seasons, however, bring something new and refreshing for all those who got tired of steel’s silver shine. Polished brass is the new hot thing: faucets, sinks, and pans will have a warmer, gold glow which will make entire space more inviting. If you’re not a fan of polished brass, you can opt for rose gold – it’s also popular.
Orange is the new black
Over the past few seasons, kitchen was wrapped in natural neutral hues such as charcoal, oak, sage and petrol-green with occasional black accents. However, all this is about to change drastically: exotic shades and vibrant colors are becoming more dominant. Two-toned kitchens are still a thing, so you can keep some of your natural hues and add something new to it: gold, henna, ginger, copper, and clay are all becoming a hot choice for next season. Dark hues are still popular, but they should be ‘improved’ with brighter shades of yellow, orange, and terracotta.
It seems like colour green isn’t so popular anymore, but going green still is, which is why you should opt for one of the environmentally-friendly options when buying kitchen appliances. For example, Whirlpool offers convenient wall ovens which are combined with a microwave which will automatically adjust cooking temperatures and times when you need to convert traditional recipes for convection cooking. When it comes to dishwashers, Frigidaire dishwashers will allow you to delay the start of a dishwashing cycle and set it to run on your schedule, and they have drying options that don’t include heat, thus saving your time and energy.
It doesn’t matter if you’re thinking about remodeling or buying a whole new kitchen, it’s good to keep in mind where trends are going and what the following season brings. Perhaps you will fall in love with some of these trends and change your kitchen’s design completely, or you’ll pick a certain trend and go with it.